[lastfm]Bret Michaels [/lastfm]long time girlfriend Kristi Lynn Gibson, was spotted wearing a shiny rock of love on her left finger when she accompanied Michaels to his David Letterman appearance in New York City on July 12.
Find out what the couple has to say about their long awaited engagement after the jump!
A friend of the couple told Star magazine that Michaels recent health issues played a large role in the engagement:
Bret felt like now was the time because Kristi has been through so much with Bret and has been by his side every step of the way.
After the rockers April 21 brain hemorrhage, he is seeing things a bit differently. After the many seasons of his hit TV show “Rock Of Love“ that displayed Michaels taste for dating (many) women, all of whom seem to share the same groupie characteristics–he is finally settling down.
“He’s woken up. He now knows he wants to be a husband,” says the friend of the couple.
The [lastfm]Poison [/lastfm]rocker proposed to on-and-off girlfriend during a break from his Roses & Thorns American tour, shortly after the 4th of July holiday weekend. Micheals and Gibson have been together for 16-years and have two daughters; Raine Elizabeth, 10, and Jorja Bleu, 5.
“Kristi is thrilled that they will be getting married,” says the source. They continued be explaining:
They haven’t set a date and no plans are in the works yet. But when Bret’s tour ends they will work out the details. Bret wants to be in excellent health before he walks down the aisle. And, of course, he needs time to find the perfect bandanna to wear on his big day!
Well, if one thing is certain, the major constant in Bret’s life is the pursuit of the perfect bandana, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.